BSD News 08/09/2014

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Releases: GhostBSD, PC-BSD
Other news: Unix, pkg, GhostBSD, DragonFly BSD, mksh, MirOS, Lumina Desktop, FreeBSD, HardenedBSD, NetBSD, OpenSSD, BSDnow


GhostBSD 4.0 RC 2 now available 

The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the Second RC build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.
  • FreeBSD 10 RELEASE p6 back to 10 RELEASE(This fix problem with default src file) at any time user can update to the latest freebsd-update.
  • SpiderOak was not compilable and it is missing in the system.
  • VlC as been replace by Gnome MPlayer(active user have ask for it).
  • I386 is now using new xorg build and KMS users will benefit of 3D acceleration like GhostBSD x64.
Updating software using "pkg upgrade" will corrupt xorg and might corrupt GDM too. The solution is to use update the software that you want to update with "pkg install" , you can see the list of update by doing "pkg upgrade -n", "pkg install" automatically update software dependency. Be sure to not upgrade xorg-server, xorg-drivers, and any xf86 with "pkg" use "portupgrade" 

PC-BSD  10.0.3-RC2 Available for Testing  

Other news

pkg(8) is now the only package management tool 

The ports tree has been modified to only support pkg(8) as package management system for all supported version of FreeBSD.
if you were still using pkg_install (pkg_* tools) you will have to upgrade your system.
The simplest way is
cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg
make install
then run
You will have lots of warning, don’t be scared, they are expected, pkg_*  databases used to get easily mangled. pkg2ng is most of the time able to deal
with it.
If however you encounter a problem then please report to [email protected]
A tag has been applied to the ports tree if you need to get the latest ports tree before the EOL of pkg_install:
A branch has been created if some committers want to provides updates on the for pkg_install users:
Please note that this branch is not officially maintained and that we strongly recommend that you do migrate to pkg(8)

DragonfFly: Full rebuild needed 

Because of some structure changes made by Matthew Dillon while chasing a pf bug, you will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel on your next update – if you are running DragonFly-master.  3.8 users are unaffected by the bug or the change.

mksh R50b released 

The MirBSD Korn Shell has got a new bugfix release. Thought you’d want to know.

New Lumina source repo and FreeBSD port  

By popular demand, the source tree for the Lumina project has just been moved to its own repository within the main PC-BSD project tree on GitHub.
In addition to this, an official FreeBSD port for Lumina was just committed to the FreeBSD ports tree which uses the new repo.

It’s HAMMER Time | BSD Now 53 
It's our one year anniversary episode, and we'll be talking with Reyk Floeter about the new OpenBSD webserver - why it was created and where it's going. After that, we'll show you the ins and outs of DragonFly's HAMMER FS. Answers to viewer-submitted questions and the latest headlines, on a very special BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

HardenedBSD amd64 Package Repo Live

The amd64 package repo based on the hardened/current/master branch is now live! The packages are signed by us. The RSA certificate used for package signing can be found attached to this post and can additionally be found here. The repository can be found here. We will be updating the amd64 repo on a weekly basis.

Interesting articles
Unix: Better network connection insights with mtr 
Persist tmux environment across system restarts 
How to zero a buffer  +  Erratum + Zeroing buffers is insufficient 
VMWorld 2014 Recap 
Ghostbsd 4 preview/

Code stuff 
NetBSD Security Advisory 2014-008: Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities (updated)
An easier moused start 
Haswell graphics and port support
UDP improvements for DragonFly  
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Jan Hovancik

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